Marriage: The Sacrament of Matrimony

The Sacrament of Matrimony

Holy Scripture affirms that man and woman were created for one another:

“It is not good that the man should be alone." – Genesis 2:18

“Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24

The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament. –Catechism of the Catholic Church 1660

Weddings at Holy Name of Jesus

Please meet with a priest or deacon at least six months before desired wedding date. 

Holy Name of Jesus’ marriage preparation includes the following:

  1. Meetings with a priest/deacon
  2. Taking the Prepare inventory and meeting with a mentor couple
  3. Attending the Archdiocesan engaged couple retreat

To reserve a wedding date at Holy Name of Jesus, a couple must first meet with Fr. Spencer Howe and pay the $100 wedding deposit.

For more information please contact Fr. Spencer Howe via email (frspencer.howe@hnoj.org) or phone 763-745-3491.